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North Wales Parents Jailed For Confronting Kids On School Bus

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NORTH WALES, Pa. -

"It was like scary," said a terrified 8-year old named Katherine. She tells how she and other children were confronted, they say, by angry parents who barged onto their school bus.

"I was crying because I was worried and I was like I don't know what happened. I didn't do anything," she said.

The parents are Christina and Christopher Gring. They're charged with unlawfully entering a school bus, threatening children and other misdemeanors.

Kids who were on the bus say last week the Gring's son who goes to North Wales elementary school with them, got off on Elm Avenue and told his parents he was being picked on.

"He was crying when he came off the bus and nobody knows why. Then they started yelling curse words at us and yelling to tell them what happened," said Katherine.

Howard Henderson's grand daughter Shaniece also came home crying saying she was yelled and cursed at too. He says he's known Christopher Gring for a long time.

"He should have done it in a mature way but I do believe as a parent he was sticking up for his kids. Anybody would stick up for their kids," said Henderson.

Ian Quinn agrees. His daughter told him what happened.

"Maybe they went a little overboard with getting on the bus but I don't think they should have been arrested for it," said Quinn.

Katie disagrees. She said won't forget what happened.  

"They should actually be in jail for yelling at people because their son was crying. They should have just said why was my son crying and whoever did it can you tell me the truth," said the 8-year old.

A spokesperson for the school district released a statement which reads in part:

"In conducting a follow-up internal investigation of the incident, North Penn School District found no reports of bullying of the accused couple's child. Under no circumstances does NPSD ever want a parent boarding a bus or taking matters into their own hands."

Thursday evening Montgomery County Correction Facility officials said Christina Gring was being discharged this evening. Christopher Gring was still being held on $10,000 bail. They've both been charged with unlawfully entering a school bus, threatening children and other misdemeanors. School officials stress that parents should let them know about bullying and not take matters into their own hands.

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